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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Sat 14 Mar—Thu 19 Mar
Times: Various at Copper & Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £8-£6 , approx running time: 122mins

Age: 15

Director: Céline Sciamma

Country: France

Year: 2019

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami

Céline Sciamma’s sumptuously beautiful Cannes prize-winner, one of cinema’s most compelling visions of the power of desire.

Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) so she can be appraised by a suitor across the sea. Completing the portrait in secret, observing the resistant Héloïse by day and painting her by night, the two women grow closer. Their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom into a profoundly charged romance.

Seductive, devastating and irresistibly beautiful, this period piece with a distinctly modern feminist sensibility sees Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) take her place as one of her generation’s finest filmmakers.

Subtitled Screening: This is a French language film with English subtitles.

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Sat 14 March, 2.00pm Book now

Sun 15 March, 4.00pm Book now

Tue 17 March, 7.45pm Book now

Wed 18 March, 5.00pm Book now

Thu 19 March, 7.45pm Book now